Saturday 14 August, 11am-3:30pm

Hear from ACE Open’s current exhibiting artist Bridget Currie in conversation with Curator-in-residence, Eleanor Scicchitano.


Saturday 14  August 2021


11am – 3:30pm

  • Wheelchair Access

to Bridget Currie talk at ACE Open here

Hear from celebrated Australian contemporary artists in a day of free gallery talks held at ACE Open, Jam Factory and a film screening (this is ticketed) followed by Q+A presented by Samstag Museum of Art, held at Mercury CX. We will walk between venues – a short stroll – as an audience.

11:00am — Zoe Grigoris at Jam Factory
11:30 — Bridget Currie in conversation with Curator-in-residence Eleanor Scicchitano at ACE Open
12:30pm til 1:30pm — Tea and coffee at ACE Open
1:30pm – 3:30pm — Samstag presents a Feminism in Film screening at Mercury CX. Followed by a 30-minute Q&A by Virginia Barratt and Francesca da Rimini and Joanna Kitto

This is an all ages event.
The Jam Factory and ACE Open talks are free, the Samstag screening is a ticketed event, bookings required via



Zoe Grigoris at JamFactory
Presenting her first solo exhibition, jeweller Zoe Grigoris is inspired by the nostalgic ideals associated with jewellery and the ways that memory slips and transforms. Social Medea features a collection of jewellery and large-scale objects that bear the hallmarks of Grigoris’ whimsical aesthetic, including her ornately embossed patterns, romantic feminine forms and painterly surfaces. 

Bridget Currie at ACE Open
The outcome of ACE Open’s inaugural Porter Street Commission, Bridget Currie’s landmark exhibition Message from the meadow is an immersive, meditative exploration of how artworks can trigger sensory affect. Join us for a guided tour of Message from the meadow, and hear Bridget in conversation with ACE Open Curator-in-residence Eleanor Scicchitano  

Virginia Barratt & Francesca da Rimini at Mercury CX (Samstag event)
Settle in at Mercury Cinema for the first in Samstag’s FEMINISM IN FILM series. Screening at 1.30pm, Virginia Barratt & Francesca da Rimini present a film with feminism at its core, followed by a 30-minute Q&A. Tickets available through and at the door.
Virginia Barratt and Francesca da Rimini are interdisciplinary artists who both work with across writing, performance, installation, and collaboration. As two of the four founding member of VNS Matrix, Barratt and da Rimini have been instrumental in developing critiques around gender and technology over three decades. Barratt is presenting Exosmosis, a durational performance in collaboration with Em König, at SASA Gallery Saturday 31 July as part of Samstag’s Illuminate Adelaide program of exhibitions and performances.